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Guide To Diagnosing And Treating Dog
Dog Health Problems
one of the most important people in your dog's life. You should
choose your veterinarian just as you select your own doctor..
Dog Health Emergencies
an emergency or an accident, you can
reduce your dog’s immediate pain.......
a number of pet grooming
methods that can be used to groom your dog ....
transplants performed in older
These operations are performed experimentally. But practically, the
cost would be prohibitive, not to mention the problem of availability
Do female dogs experience a change of life?
Not that we are aware of. Female dogs can remain fertile until they
die. We know of a cocker spaniel who had puppies at the age of
fourteen. For the most part females simply stop coming into heat, or
come into heat less often, without any menopausal symptoms such as hot
Should an owner take his own dog's temperature?
No! In consideration of safety factors such as thermometer breakage and
absorbing the thermometer up into the rectum, as well as not being able
to diagnose the symptoms concurrent to the temperature (which at 101°
to 102° is normal in a dog), you should not to take your own dog's
temperature, but to call the vet without delay if you suspect illness.
Do dogs have to go out for walks more often as they get older?
Yes, but for different reasons. If we are dealing with a normal,
healthy dog, he can get along on the frequency he is used to. However,
if you have an older dog that is beginning to show arthritis problems,
it is a good idea to get him moving more often during the day. The
older dog can also tend to get lazy, and circulation is improved with
Do older dogs need more sleep?
They probably rest more, but this indicates a lessening of physical
activity rather than excessive sleeping.
How often should the older dog be bathed?
The older dog, as well as any age dog, should be bathed whenever he is
dirty, and as often as he needs it, in a wild, natural, herbal shampoo
from a health food store.
Can older dogs develop cataracts?
Yes, but cataracts can also be seen in younger dogs.
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